This page will give you an overview of the basic procedures and rules for playing the game. If you have played Black Jack, or 21 as it is also known, in a Nevada or Atlantic City casino, you will find the play of the game to be nearly identical.
The objective of Black Jack is to get as close as possible to a count of 21 without Busting.
The dealer plays his or her hand by the following rules:
The dealer must hit with a total count of 16 or less.
The dealer also hits with a soft 17.
The dealer stands with a hard 17 or a total count
greater than 17 and less than or equal to 21.
For a description and examples of a soft and hard 17 click on the "17" button.
When playing your hand you may hit, stand, split, and/or double down for one card. The action you take depends on your strategy, the cards you hold, and the options you have selected in the "Options" Dialog Box.
This game has been designed to give you the fastest play possible. This means there are minimal messages and prompts to annoy you with. Just follow these steps when playing the game:
Buy your chips.
Make your Bet.
Deal the cards.
Hit, stand, split, or double down.
When the hand is over, click on the Hand Over sign to repeat the process.
When splitting a hand, you will always be playing on the lowest cards on the screen. When you stand or bust, you will see a sign indicating so. You will then be playing on the cards immediately above. Just click on hit or stand to play the hand.